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Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai

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Melbourne (MEL) to Chennai (MAA)

All the information you need to plan the best MEL to MAA flight in 2021: compare Melbourne to Chennai flight prices with the expected peak season, weather and rainfall in Chennai.
ME1 - MAA
Price
$659 - $1,365
MAA
Temperature
25 - 33 °C
MAA
Precipitation
10 - 330 mm

Popular in

December

High demand for flights, 39% potential price rise

Cheapest in

August

Best time to find cheap flights, 21% potential price drop

Round-trip from

RM 659

From Melbourne to Chennai

One-way from

$877

One-way flight from Melbourne to Chennai

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
What is the cheapest day to fly return from Melbourne to Chennai?

Travellers have found that booking a Monday departure is the best way to save up to 8% on the cost of booking your flights compared to booking on days of the week where this route is of high demand.

How far in advance should I book a flight from Melbourne to Chennai?

When searching for a good deal, it’s best to be prepared for potential fluctuations in price. We recommend booking at least 60 days in advance, which can save you up to 12% on flights from Melbourne to Chennai compared to booking the week you need them. Waiting 60 days out may not be for everyone, so we have options available for flights within the next two weeks, with the lowest price starting at $933. For sooner than that we have options available in the next 3 days from $1,027.

What is the cheapest month to fly from Melbourne to Chennai?

August is one of the best times of the year to fly to Chennai from Melbourne. Prices for August average $839 per person but you can even find prices for as low as $601. The most expensive prices can be found in the month of December. Opting for a August flight can save you 62% on your journey compared to booking in August

When is the cheapest time to fly from Melbourne to Chennai (ME1 - MAA)?

It’s typically best to fly out from Melbourne to Chennai in the evening. Doing so could potentially save you 15% on the flight price compared to flying at midday, which is usually more expensive.

Cheap flights from Melbourne to Chennai in September, October 2021

The best prices found for MEL to MAA flights in September, October
14 Oct - 15 Jan
$1,659pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
15 Oct - 14 Jan
$1,937pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
14 Oct - 14 Jan
$1,969pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

Melbourne to Chennai 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Chennai from Melbourne found for this year
14 Oct - 15 Jan
$1,659pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
     
3 STOPS
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
     
3 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
6 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,915pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne
6 Dec - 6 Jan
$1,922pp
MEL
Melbourne
Multiple airlines
 
1 STOP
MAA
Chennai
MAA
Chennai
Multiple Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MEL
Melbourne

One-way flights to Chennai from Melbourne

The cheapest one-way flights from Melbourne to Chennai
19:40 - 18:05
Malaysia Airlines
1 stop
27h 55m
MEL - MAA
Malaysia Airlines
$877
CheapFaresNow
18:55 - 21:50
Qatar Airways
1 stop
32h 25m
MEL - MAA
Qatar Airways
$1,000
Tripmonster
17:45 - 19:15
Etihad Airways
1 stop
31h 00m
MEL - MAA
Etihad Airways
$1,055
Gotogate

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Flight FAQs

From Melbourne to Chennai

What airport do you fly into for flights to Chennai from Melbourne?

For a flight from Melbourne to Chennai, you will be flying into Chennai. Chennai (MAA) is just 16.5 km from the centre vof the city. Chennai is the only Chennai airport and it handles 0 inbound flights from Melbourne per day. 12 airlines have flights to Chennai from Melbourne on a regular basis.

Which airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have flexible cancellations due to COVID-19?

Due to the rapidly changing circumstances due to COVID-19, airlines like Malaysia Airlines, Scoot, and SriLankan Airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai have implemented new flexible cancellation policies.

What safety measures are being taken by airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai to control the spread of COVID-19?

Etihad Airways is one of the many airlines that have implemented additional safety measures to control the spread of COVID-19. Some of the new policies that have been implemented to accommodate travellers flying from Melbourne to Chennai are improved sanitation, HEPA filters, mask requirements, socially-distanced seating (for a limited time), and pre-flight testing for antibodies and symptoms. Policies will vary by airline.

Can I find flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,300 on Cheapflights?

Yes, there are multiple flights from Melbourne to Chennai for under $1,300. The cheapest flight booked recently is on Multiple Airlines for just $1,291, but on average you can expect to pay $1,602.

How popular is this Melbourne to Chennai flight route?

Within the past month, 11,067 users have taken a look at flights from Melbourne to Chennai.

What are the cheapest airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai return?

Cheapflights users have booked flights from Melbourne to Chennai from $1,748 return. Another airline that can offer you cheap pricing is Cathay Pacific.

What are the cheapest airlines to fly from Melbourne to Chennai one-way?

$786 is the cheapest one-way deal found within the past few days, from Cathay Pacific. You may also be able to find cheap deals on Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways, with prices starting from $829 and $967, respectively.

What are the cheapest flights from Melbourne to Chennai?

On average you can expect to pay $1,758 for a flight from Melbourne to Chennai. The cheapest flight overall is $258 while the most popular route, (Melbourne - Chennai) is currently priced at $1,424.

What are the most popular airlines that fly from Melbourne to Chennai?

Air India, Cathay Pacific and Emirates are the most popular airlines when flying from Melbourne to Chennai.

COVID Restrictions

View COVID Travel Restrictions for Chennai, India

Do I need a COVID test to fly to Chennai from Melbourne?

Information is based on travel restrictions from Melbourne to Chennai

Most visitors from Melbourne will not be allowed to enter Chennai.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Melbourne must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Chennai.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Melbourne are not required to quarantine after entering Chennai.

Do I need a test to fly back to Melbourne from Chennai?

Returning to Melbourne from Chennai

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from Chennai must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Melbourne.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Chennai are not required to quarantine after entering Melbourne.

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Destination information for Chennai

Things to know before you go - useful duration and weather info for your trip from Melbourne to Chennai.
Today's exchange rate
$1 = ₹53
Average temperature for September in Chennai
35.0 °C
Avg rainfall for September in Chennai
134.0 mm

Airports servicing Melbourne

Avalon (AVV)
Melbourne Essendon (MEB)

Airports servicing Chennai

Top 10 airlines flying from Melbourne to Chennai

The chart below displays the airlines Cheapflights users travelling from Melbourne to Chennai choose most often. Cheapest and average prices are based on aggregated data from the past 12 months.
Airline Cheapest Average Flexibility On-time COVID-19 safety
Scoot
$509 $938 No cancel fee N/A
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Qantas Airways
$517 $819 No cancel fee 74%
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Malaysia Airlines
$633 $1,022 No cancel fee 67%
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Thai Airways
$641 $1,071 No cancel fee 77%
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SriLankan Airlines
$708 $1,057 No cancel fee 68%
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Air India
$710 $986 No cancel fee N/A
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Singapore Airlines
$715 $1,161 No cancel fee 81%
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Cathay Pacific
$739 $1,089 No cancel fee 72%
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Virgin Australia
$750 $1,040 No cancel fee 80%
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Etihad Airways
$835 $1,205 No cancel fee 75%
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